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January 17, 2017, 9:00 AM

China's Comac C919 Edges Toward First Flight

First airplane conducting taxi and brake testing, but major systems remain incomplete.

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Feb 15, 2016 - 12:20 PM
UK-based Thomas Cook Airlines’ Boeing 767 fleet will now receive maintenance from Boeing Shanghai.
Feb 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Turboprop campaigns no longer taking back seat to C Series.
Honeywell’s satellite-based SmartPath, SmartRunway and SmartLanding air traffic management systems could be beneficial to China’s rapidly expanding airport infrastructure. The technology permits reduced spacing for landing aircraft, among many other safety and usage improvements.
Feb 15, 2016 - 11:45 AM
SmartPath, SmartRunway and SmartLanding are all in demand, says Honeywell.
Though China’s C919 has had its peaks and valleys, Honeywell president for Aerospace Asia Pacific Briand Greer remains bullish on opportunities for long-term value in its involvement in both.
Feb 15, 2016 - 11:30 AM
China’s domestic market to number 13,000 aircraft within a decade. Honeywell sees massive opportunities as China grows.
Rolls-Royce and Airbus expect to log about 120 hours’ flying over about nine months with the new 97,000-pound-thrust Trent XWB-97 engine for the stretched A350-1000 XWB on the airframe manufacturer’s A380 flying testbed.
Feb 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM
The engine for the A330neo will follow extensive development efforts on the Trent XWB-97
Embraer E190
Feb 15, 2016 - 10:50 AM
Over the next 20 years or so, all the aircraft OEMs see the Asia Pacific as a market for large numbers of aircraft–growing faster than any other region
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Feb 15, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Asean nations have treaties in place that would allow the market to be liberalized, the the largest nations continue to drag their feet.
Rolls-Royce and Airbus expect to log about 120 hours’ flying over about nine months with the new 97,000-pound-thrust Trent XWB-97 engine for the stretched A350-1000 XWB on the airframe manufacturer’s A380 flying testbed.
Feb 15, 2016 - 10:15 AM
German company has always been proactive in Asia Pacific especially through joint ventures.
Feb 15, 2016 - 10:15 AM
Pratt & Whitney Counts a backlog of some 2,000 engines in Asia-Pacific region
Feb 15, 2016 - 9:58 AM
Japan’s new regional jet has been set back a fourth time with some major reworking and a six-month longer flight test period planned.